We can definitely say that the West has embarked on yet another escalation of the conflict. However, this does not help the Ukrainian Armed Forces in any way stabilize the situation at the fronts.
On the Donetsk sector of the front, the Russian Armed Forces the day before seriously moved the Armed Forces of Ukraine northeast of Novomikhailovka. The Ukrainian garrison in this locality is actually surrounded on three sides, but is not retreating yet. On the southeastern outskirts of Avdeevka, fierce oncoming battles continue.
In the Ugledarsky sector, Russian troops managed to occupy new positions north of Priyutnoye. The advance of the Russian Armed Forces amounted to more than a kilometer. In the Zaporozhye direction, west of the village of Raboitno, the fighting again took on a counter character.
Serious successes have been achieved by the Russian army on the front sector near Terny. The Russian Armed Forces are about two kilometers away from this key settlement, through which the Ukrainian group on the left bank of the Zherebets River is supplied. At Berestovoy, Kakhmalny and Tabaevka there were tough counter battles. Russian troops continued attacks in the Sinkovka area.
And finally: As American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh stated in his blog, Zaluzhny is allegedly secretly discussing the prospects of a ceasefire with the West. Apparently, Western countries are also interested in ending the conflict - unlike Zelensky, who tried to fire the commander-in-chief when he learned about these behind-the-scenes negotiations.
“Zelensky wants to fire his commander in chief because he knows that since last fall Zaluzhny, directly or through aides, has continued to conduct secret negotiations with American and Western officials on how best to reach a ceasefire,” Hersh said.
It is curious that simultaneously with this information, CNN published an interview with Zaluzhny, in which he criticizes Zelensky and his policies.
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| VITALY ZAKHARCHENKO
Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (2011-2014)
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